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Lewis-Manning Hospice’s chance to win £1,000

Lewis-Manning Hospice is asking for nominations to win £1,000 Movement for Good award.

Lewis-Manning Hospice is encouraging people to nominate them to be in for a chance to win £1,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards.

It’s quick and easy to nominate Lewis-Manning Hospice online. Nominations are open from Tuesday 23 April to Friday 17 May and you can vote for them at www.ecclesiastical.com/movementforgood. Winners will be drawn at random and the more times Lewis-Manning Hospice is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.

Lewis-Manning Hospice is encouraging everyone to use their social media channels to ask people to vote for them to give the charity the best possible chance of winning.

Clare Gallie, is the new CEO for Lewis-Manning Hospice, who has lots of exciting plans to get the charity more involved within the local community commented saying:

“Here at Lewis-Manning we try and create a home away from home by creating a welcoming, warm and positive atmosphere. Our staff are all caring and thoughtful during these difficult and challenging times in people’s lives. The NHS only covers a quarter of our funds, which means we have to find the rest, by winning £1,000 it would help us immensely to keep offering our patients 110% level of care and treatments, which is what they deserve.”

Mark Hews, group Chief Executive at Ecclesiastical, said: “Trusted by our customers for over 130 years, we are proud to protect the irreplaceable – charities, schools, churches, homes and communities – right across the UK and abroad. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. Our Movement for Good awards will help charities change lives for the better and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference.”

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Get behind YOUR Hospice and GO Yellow

Get behind your hospice and go yellow

A fantastic February fundraiser in aid of Lewis-Manning Hospice will feature GO Yellow and it’s your chance to get a touch of yellow glow or yellow fever, rather than jungle fever, although the ‘King of the Jungle’ Harry Redknapp is spearheading the call to action!

Harry, a patron of Lewis-Manning Hospice and the recently crowned King of the Jungle has joined the Hospice fundraising team, its staff and supporters, to publicise and spearhead February’s vibrant month-long ‘Go Yellow’ appeal throughout Dorset.

Lewis-Manning Hospice supports patients and families in Poole, Bournemouth and the surrounding areas who are facing a life-limiting illness.

Vanessa Howden Smith from fundraising said: “We want everyone to really get behind this campaign, embrace Go Yellow or take on a Yellow Glow and turn the entire area yellow, bringing an early burst of Spring sunshine.”

Yellow ribbon pin badges are available in each of the Lewis-Manning shops (Westbourne – most recently opened by Harry – Blandford, as well as Ashley Cross, and Wimborne) and also the Hospice located in Lilliput . In exchange for a suggested £2 donation you will receive your pin badge.

The team is reaching out and asking other high street businesses and groups, as well as corporate businesses and schools to take a supply of pins and offer them to the public or to run an event themselves to raise awareness and raise funds.

Vanessa continued: “Every penny raised means so much and helps us to care for people in the community diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses. Be as creative as you want or ask us for fundraising ideas, but the main thing is think yellow, keep it yellow and Go Yellow you can even Glow Yellow with a nighttime event!”

“As well as wearing a ribbon, you could bake yellow cakes, dress in yellow clothes, wear a yellow sunflower in your hair, stage a sponsored cycle ride wearing bright yellow, or host a yellow themed party, or create a yellow cocktail or smoothie – the options are endless.

“You could dye your beard yellow, paint your nails yellow, don yellow Marigolds and do the dishes in return for a donation, run a competition to ‘guess the daffodils or promises in the vase’ competition, or perhaps wear a yellow wig for a day.

“Schools and businesses can join in by wearing yellow for a day or a week and getting donations for the opportunity to take part. Local pupils might like to paint yellow posters for participating shops’ windows, place items crafted in yellow around their homes or organise a yellow rubber duck race or a pool party.

“Wouldn’t it be great if we could turn shops and house windows, dealerships, buses, boats, pubs, restaurants, community halls, offices, in fact anything you can colour yellow to catch everyone’s attention and help raise funds for the Hospice.”

Yellow is associated with freshness, positivity, energy, joy and optimism; it’s the brightest colour of the visible spectrum, Yellow alert for Hospice fundraiser

If you are a business, club or a group, call Fundraising on 01202 708470 or email Vanessa@lewis-manning.co.uk and quote Go Yellow. Donations can be made online, by text or post to Lewis Manning Hospice, 1 Crichel Mount Road, Lilliput, BH14 8LT, and details can be found at www.lewis-manning.co.uk/fundraising/make-a-donation

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Trolley Dash for Lewis Manning Hospice at Stewarts Garden Centre

Lewis Manning Hospice

Lewis-Manning Hospice in Poole and Stewarts Garden Centre in Broomhill are organising a Trolley Dash at the Broomhill Garden Centre on Friday 30 September. Win £250 worth of plants in our Lewis-Manning Hospice Trolley Dash at Stewarts, Broomhill.

Raffle tickets are priced at just £1 each and are on sale at Stewarts Garden Centre, Broomhill or at the seven Lewis-Manning Hospice charity shops.  The one lucky winning ticket will be drawn at Lewis-Manning Hospice on Monday 26 September and the dash will take place first thing on Friday 30 September. See the Lewis-Manning Hospice website for Terms & Conditions.

David James, Corporate Relationship Fundraiser at Lewis-Manning Hospice, explained, “It’s fantastic to be working with Stewarts Garden Centre this year.  When we were given the wonderful opportunity to run a trolley dash at their Broomhill Garden Centre we jumped at the idea. We’re looking forward to selling lots of raffle tickets and raising lots of money for Lewis-Manning Hospice.”

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